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On this unique book, Cláudia Gonçalves guides you through the numerous journeys required of a shaman-healer, providing both caution and encouragement to people seeking to access the spirit world, heal themselves, and go on to heal others with shamanic “medicine”. An authentic voice in the field of shamanic practice, Cláudia presents personal testimony, case studies and describes her personal struggles, providing a sort of initiation into the world of shamanism. She acquires the reader with the depth and breadth of not only the services offered when one seeks shamanic healing but also the requirements for each and the benefits for one’s health and well-being.

Also extremely valuable in the book, is Cláudia’s detailed description of a vision quest, which she presents as a daunting but ultimately doable thing if one has the commitment, dedication, and fortitude to undergo it.

Throughout the book, Cláudia shares teachings she has received from North American tradition and teachings she has received from her own South American tradition.

Self-knowledge is the foundation for self-empowerment.

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